ACMi-21
Media partner

Site stats: August traffic | Cambridge Day: News >> 

Egerton house fire displaces 5

Firefighters at 30-32 Egerton May 29, 2021. / Steve Morgan photo

UPDATED, June 1: A smoky blaze of as-yet-undetermined origin destroyed a two-family home at 30-32 Egerton St., East Arlington, on Saturday, May 29, displacing five people, including the family of Bobby Noviello, Gibbs School head custodian. 

The late-afternoon fire drew companies from Arlington, Medford, Winchester, Lexington Cambridge and Somerville.

No one was reported hurt, said resident Steve Morgan, who took the photo at left.

See more photos >> | See Diggins' videos (scroll down) >>

Immediately after the fire, Alexa Arsenault organized a GoFundMe campaign, writing, "Please consider donating to my best friend and her family who just lost their home in a house fire. Anything helps!"

Contribute here >> 

Skye Smith has organized a second GoFundMe for Noviello/Primmer family. 

Contribute here >>

Gina Furtado reported May 30, that the three-alarm fire struck the home of Noviello. "Everyone got out safely, but the home is a complete loss," she wrote to the Arlington email list. "Bobby and his family are staying with family right now but they have lost everything. Funds are being collected to help the family with this horrific loss. No amount is too small. To donate please do one of the following:

"1. Venmo Kelly O'Keefe (Gibbs Teacher) @KellyOKeefe715

"2. Send a check to Kelly O'Keefe at Gibbs School.

"3. Place Cash in an envelope and leave it in my mailbox. I'd like to present the family with our donation as soon as possible."

A report has been requested from the fire chief.


April 30, 2021: Fire causes $500K damage to Thai Moon; fund-raiser set up
 

This news summary was published Sunday, May 30, 2021, and updated, to add link to photos and videos, identify one family as well as a second fund-raiser. Updated May 31 and June 1.

Latest comments

Bob Sprague Letters: Emailing Advocate & Star? Copy it here; it'll be published first
17 January 2022
Let the public know with a letter to the editor. For details, see https://www.yourarlington.com/easy...

Your People

Sue and Jeff Thompson

Couple stays upbeat despite worsening health challenges

Sue and Jeff Thompson face trials, keep smiling. UPDATED Sept. 18: On July 19 it was one year since Jeff Thompson was diagnosed with ALS, and during that time his condition has worsened. But he and his wife, Sue, have learned some important lessons: Be prepared before the next thing happens so…
Robbie Khazan

AHS grad's nonprofit teaches tech skills in Kenya, Ukraine

Robbie Khazan UPDATED Aug. 23: Recent Arlington High School graduate Robbie Khazan is working to teach computer-science skills to underprivileged children around the world with his nonprofit organization Kiddo Byte. He was recently awarded a scholarship for his efforts with Kiddo Byte. Khazan, 18,…

Your Businesses

Housing Authority

FACEBOOK BOX: To see all images, click the PHOTOS link just below

 



Support YourArlington

An informed Arlington
keeps democracy alive
:

Why we are your news source >>

Donate Button

YourArlington is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Your contributions are tax-deductible.

Your Arts

Your Events

Your Police, Fire

Your Democracy

Your Housing

Site Partners